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Kings' Quick ties shutout mark for American goalies

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Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick had his 40th NHL shutout Monday to tie two others for the most by an American-born goaltender.

Most shutouts (U.S.-born goalies)

PLAYER BIRTHPLACE TOTAL
1. Jonathan Quick Milford, Conn. 40
1T. J. Vanbiesbrouck Detroit, Mich. 40
1T. Frank Brimsek Eveleth, Minn. 40
4. Tom Barrasso Boston, Mass. 38
5. Ryan Miller East Lansing, Mich. 36
6. Tim Thomas Flint, Mich. 31
6T. Craig Anderson Park Ridge. Ill. 31
8. Guy Hebert Troy, N.Y. 28
8T. Mike Karakas Aurora, Minn. 28
10. Mike Richter Abington, Pa. 24

Quick's 5-0 win against the Vancouver Canucks tied him with John Vanbiesbrouck and Frank Brimsek.

Quick, 29, achieved the mark in 436 NHL games, all with the Kings. He led the League with 10 shutouts in 2011-12 and won the Conn Smythe Trophy that season when Los Angeles won the Stanley Cup for the first time.

Vanbiesbrouck had 40 shutouts in 449 NHL games with the New York Rangers, Florida Panthers, Philadelphia Flyers, New York Islanders and New Jersey Devils in a 21-year career. He retired in 2002.

Brimsek, a two-time Vezina Trophy winner, was the first U.S.-born goaltender to reach 40 shutouts. He did so in 514 NHL games through 10 seasons with the Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks. He retired in 1950.

Martin Brodeur, a Canadian, holds the NHL record with 125 shutouts.

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